According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cigarettes were 42.48% higher in 2021 versus 2013 (a $2.12 difference in value).
Between 2013 and 2021: Cigarettes experienced an average inflation rate of 4.52% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cigarettes costing $5 in the year 2013 would cost $7.12 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.68% during this same period, inflation for cigarettes was higher.
In the year 2013: Pricing changed by 2.75%, which is below the average yearly change for cigarettes during the 2013-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2013 (1.46%), inflation for cigarettes was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Cigarettes:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cigarettes, over time, for $5 beginning in 2013. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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